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No real need for an introduction here, other than to say welcome back to the Bitter Glitter Empties Series! Today, I’ll go through the body care products I’ve used up! So glad you stopped by, so without further ado, lets get started!

You Need A Blooming Shower. Your Nose Smells Like Rose Body Wash by Anatomicals

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I received this in a Glossybox, and I loved it! Anatomicals makes this great little rose smelling body wash that foams nicely and bubbles marvelously if used as a bubble bath. I often added a few drops of lavender oil when using it as a bubble bath, and it was glorious! It smells like an afternoon walk in an English rose garden, but it’s not over-the-top. If you’re anti-rose smelling scents, this is not for you. The scent is subtle yet freshly floral with a hint of jasmine that lathers nicely. All in all, it is a great body wash with great value for money as it ranges from $5 to $9.50, depending on where you purchase it. You can find Anatomicals at Asos. I will definitely get this one again! It’s one of my all time favorite body washes!

Lemon Zest Energy Body Wash from Bath & Body Works

Energy by Bath & Body Works. DISCONTINUED.
Energy by Bath & Body Works. DISCONTINUED.

I am so incredibly disappointed that Bath & Body Works discontinued this scent from its Aromatherapy line. I have searched everywhere for any extras, but only managed to find it on Amazon with one left, and at a very inflated price. Nonetheless, It was a beautiful morning body wash to wake you up with bright notes of lemon and ginseng. It was the antithesis to the Sleep line, and they worked really well in tandem as day and night companions. Since then, Bath & Body Works has introduced the Orange Ginger fragrance as a substitute, and while I’ve sniffed it a few times in-store, it’s not as great to me. I guess sometimes in the beauty industry we have to say goodbye to some of our favorites and let them go. C’est la vie! But, Bath and Body Works, if you’re reading this, I’d be happy to purchase any leftovers you have in your warehouse. Just Sayin’.

Sleep Lavender and Chamomile Body Wash and Luxury Bath by Bath & Body Works

Sleep Lavender Chamomile Body Wash and Luxury Bath, available at Bath & Body Works for $13 and $16, respectively.
Sleep Lavender Chamomile Body Wash and Luxury Bath, available at Bath & Body Works for $13 and $16, respectively.

Admittedly, this is constantly in my bathroom. You may have figured by now that I have a lavender obsession, and it’s borderline crazy. I know. I love this line, the body wash is lovely and foamy, and the luxury bath is milky and moisturizing. The luxury bath makes the largest, most fun bubbles, too. It really is luxurious. I highly recommend it for a nice relaxing bath, as lavender has the ability to calm and relax you. However, if you would rather a different version of this, Bath & Body Works also has Lavender Vanilla within its Sleep line. Since the Lavender Chamomile stays in my rotation, it’s safe to assume I’ll be repurchasing these again very soon.

3-D White Multi Care Whitening Rinse and 3-D White Luxe Multi Care Whitening Rinse by Crest

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I figured this would go under body care because, well, teeth are part of the body, and who doesn’t want beautiful white teeth?! As you can tell, I go through a decent amount of mouthwash, and this line from Crest is my favorite. It contains baking soda (which you cannot taste!) so it really gets into the spaces between the teeth for deep rinsing and whitening. You can actually see it foaming in the little crevices of your mouth and between your teeth. Sorry if that’s a little graphic or gross, but it’s true. It’s one of the things I love about this product – I feel like I can SEE it working. I have noticed that my teeth are getting whiter as a result of this product, but it’s not a super bleaching situation. If that’s what you are looking for, you’re better off using the Crest Whitestrips or visiting a Dentist for a professional whitening. But, this tastes lovely and super minty – not peppermint, but real mint! I didn’t find a difference between the regular and the luxe formula here. Either way, it’s a win if you’re int he market for a new mouthwash.The price varies depending on size, but these run anywhere from $3-$8 at any drugstore. I’ve already purchased another one of these!

ProHealth Clinical Mouthwash by Crest

Crest Pro-Health Clinical Mouthwash, available at drugstores, and varies in price depending on size. $3-$8
Crest Pro-Health Clinical Mouthwash, available at drugstores, and varies in price depending on size. $3-$8

Obviously, I use a lot of mouthwash — twice daily! I picked up this one thinking I was grabbing the 3-D White formula, and by the time I got home and realized it, I didn’t want to go return it. This one claims to be Crest’s “most advanced rinse ever.” While that may be true, I preferred the 3-D White formula. They’re very very close in formula by feel, but from what I observed, I believe this one is more targeted at gum issues (i.e. gingivitis) and plaque, whereas the 3-D white focuses more on whitening and combating plaque. I suppose your choice would depend on which issue you would like to target.

Well, that’s a wrap for the body care empties! It’s approaching winter now, so I’ll leave you with some tips to avoid super dry winter skin.

  • Avoid super hot showers and baths (hot water tends to dry out skin), use warm water
  • Close your bathroom door when showering or bathing to lock in steam/moisture
  • Exfoliate with gentle exfoliators — NO gritty scrubbing!
  • Add coconut oil or jojoba oil to your bath for extra moisture
  • Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize immediately after patting skin dry
  • Avoid products with alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)
  • Choose creams or ointments over lotions (i.e. body butters)
  • Use a humidifier, if necessary
  • Use a quality lip balm

Hope you’ve enjoyed this Empties Post! Stay tuned for more! We still have two more installments to go in this series!

Stay Glittery, Beauties!

xoxo,

Candice

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